The trend in 3-D street painting (chalk art, street art, etc.) is moving into the logical direction of the 3-D street painting that is not only presenting the well known illusionary effect seen by so many on the internet, email, and event attendance but also in size, scope, and complexity.
The challenge posed to the artists worldwide on the forefront of these developments, including my companies is welcome and brings excitement and an evolution to the results of the talents and creative visions of all working in this industry. The work that can be accomplished using different media and techniques allows for the 3-D street painting art project to be nearly as large, detailed, and complex as the artists, companies, and clients want to go - all with the requisite planning in place.
This is a photograph of me taking a picture with a handheld of an Art for After Hours project at the World Financial Center in New York City of a large dry chalk 3D street painting that took two artists (Rod Tryon as designer and myself) four days to complete. The art measured 15' x 20' in size.
As the level of size, output, and complexity of 3D work evolves with wet or dry, media, with panels, curvilinear solutions, technologies woven into the fabric of the 3D street painting designs and more on the way - the coordination of artists, companies, and clientele will become even more critical than ever before for achievement of the most visionary results to share with viewers on and offline, inworld and physically.
Anthony Cappetto is President/Artist of Art for After Hours, a professional 3D street painting services company and a co-founder of Innovative Street Painting Group, Inc., a hybrid 3-D street painting media and entertainment company, located in New York City.